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Spotlights

  • CAB International.
    CABI scientists have today warned of the impending rapid spread of the crop-devastating pest, fall armyworm, across Asia following its arrival in India, with major crop losses expected unless urgent action is taken. The warning comes following a pest alert (PDF | 42 KB) published this week by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) on the website of one of its bureaux, NBAIR, confirming the discovery of fall armyworm in the southern state of Karnataka. CABI scientists warned Asia was at risk from fall armyworm following the pest's rapid spread across Africa in 2017.
  • UN. Food and Agriculture Organization.
    The ongoing spread of wheat rusts, a group of fungal plant diseases that stymy the production of the staple grain and other crops, is raising concern in Central Asia and the Middle East and sparking closer international collaboration to study, detect and prevent the threat from advancing further.

Selected Resources

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Partnership

AgroAtlas.
The Russian-English Agricultural Atlas is the world’s most comprehensive source of information on the geographic distribution of plant-based agriculture in Russia and neighboring countries. The Atlas contains 1500 maps that illustrate the distribution of 100 crops, 560 wild crop relatives, 640 diseases, pests and weeds, and 200 environmental parameters.
Special Note: Over 70 scientists from three major Russian institutions and the USDA closely collaborated on this project.
Global Invasive Species Programme.
See also: GISP Publications and Reports for additional reports for Asia

International Government

Japan Ministry of the Environment.
Mediterranean Science Commission.
National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan).

Academic

Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food, and Environment.

Professional

Indian Society of Weed Science.
Food and Fertilizer Technology Center.